Abuja - The Rivers State Chapter of the All
Progressives Congress (APC) has distanced its leaders from the recurrent
violence in the region.
Rivers State Publicity Secretary, Chris Finebone, alleged
there was a campaign against Senator Magnus Abe, and Member of Parliament Barry
Mpigi, as well as other leaders of APC in Ogoniland, hence their names had been
mentioned among perpetrators.
“We vehemently condemn the attempt by the Rivers State
Government to use faceless persons to blackmail the APC by trying to weave and
sell wrong narrative about the real security issues and circumstances in
Ogoniland,” Finebone said.
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“We condemn any attempt by some individuals, no matter
how highly placed, to use misguided youths to cause disaffection amongst the
Ogonis with a view to rendering the people politically unviable and irrelevant.
Who is afraid of a united Ogoni?”
Finebone said in line with its position to be
cautious and circumspect about security matters, the party had restrained
itself from making hasty comments on the security operations by the Nigerian
Army and other security agencies in Rivers State particularly in Yeghe, Gokana
- CAJ News